So…I actually finished the required 50K words for NaNoWriMo on November 7th this year! Iknow it seems like a lot, but I’ve actually done Nano faster than this before. One of my very first years I hit 50,000 words on the 6th of November, and then just kept right on going. It’s not often that I get into this great writing jags, though NaNoWriMo has been good to me in recent years. I’ve done some of my best writing during November, and I’m hoping that this current novel works out much the same.

Once I hit the 50k mark I slowed down a little bit and ease up the pace. I have to write a bunch of historical letters that go in the novel as well, and those will take more time. I just wanted to get the initial meat of the story taken care of so that I can focus more on the things that will take a lot more time. This novel will also require some extensive editing and probably quite a few re-writes as well, as it’s set in both past and present and requires some historical accuracy on my part.

If you’re doing NaNo this year how is it going for you? I love cheering on other writers, and you’re always welcome to be my NaNo buddy! 

November is such a crazy month in general, but even more so this year for some reason. There’s a novel to write, Thanksgiving to plan for, Christmas shopping to start, and a new Maggie Stiefvater book to read and review (which I already did). Not to mention on my end there are also vet appointments, car trouble, exhausting from daylight savings time, and just general life grievances.

I don’t want to adult anymore. Is it too late to get off this ride?

This post was intended to just mark my NaNo progress. Please forgive me!

One idea I have going right now is that if I finish working on the first draft of The Heart of War before the end of the month, then I might jump back into A Shark In Lola’s Pond. That story was just getting good when I decided to take a little breather/hiatus, so there’s no time like the present to get back into the thick of it. I guess we’ll see how this all shakes out!

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